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Trident Health celebrates 40th birthday


Thursday, July 16, 12:01 a.m.

Instead of cutting a traditional ribbon, the VIPs at North Trident Regional Hospital's 1975 grand opening celebration cut surgical gauze, a fun detail amid the fanfare that summer.

Summerville Medical Center offers surprising number of specialty services

Thursday, July 2, 11:14 a.m.

Over the past five years, Summerville Medical Center (SMC), has transformed itself into an acute-care specialty medical center while continuing to offer the personal touch that patients have come...


Breastfeeding support makes a lifelong impact

Thursday, June 25, 1:03 p.m.

A newborn arrives and is placed on mother's chest. Soon the Brahms' lullaby will play throughout the hospital to announce this brand new life. Rather than being whisked away for a...


Patient thanks Trident Cancer Center for 'beautiful experience'

Monday, June 8, 9:48 a.m.

As Leslie Clark finished the last of her 33 radiation treatments at Trident Cancer Center in February, she gave a letter to the many friends she made there.

Meet the Doc – Benjamin Rodgers, MD

Wednesday, July 22, 2:44 p.m.

Dr. Benjamin “Benjie” Rodgers grew up in Pinopolis and attended Lord Berkeley Academy in Moncks Corner, where he played high school football, basketball and tennis.

Christopher J. Kestner, MD

Thursday, July 16, 12:01 a.m.

Dr. Christopher Kestner helped treat Blue Devil basketball players during his foot and ankle fellowship with the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Meet the Doc: Thomas Litton, MD

Thursday, July 9, 2:42 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Litton was recently recognized with the HCA Frist Humanitarian Award, which honors commitment and benevolence to providing outstanding care.


Meet the Doc: George Pappas, MD

Thursday, July 2, 12:03 p.m.

While he started out as an aerospace engineer for NASA, Dr. George Pappas was drawn to biomechanics and ultimately a career in orthopedic surgery as a result of his own athletic injuries. 

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Wednesday, July 22, 2:53 p.m.

Sweet potato biscuits are a healthy alternative. The following recipe yields 16 biscuits. 

Lemon-Cornmeal Cookies

Tuesday, July 21, 12:57 p.m.

1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces) 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Thursday, July 9, 2:52 p.m.

Nutrition info:Calories 88, Fat 3.8 g,  Satfat 2.5 g, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrate 13 g, Fiber 0.4 g, Cholesterol 12 mg, Sodium 38 mg


Apple Chocolate Dips

Thursday, July 2, 11:30 a.m.

2 Granny Smith apples, washed and dried
1/2 cup lemon juice
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped


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